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Diesel has more taxes, especially in CA.
I'm no where near an environmentalist, but diesel really is dirty. Sucks in cold weather as well.
The One World Government will decide who gets to eat from Bill Gates Gardens.
dicaprio should be able to burn 300+ gallons of diesel per day on his yacht.
Historically the prices of gasoline and diesel fuel were not much different.
Diesel has more taxes, especially in CA.Also, gas prices lower as the summer driving season dies down. But the trucking industry never stops so the demand is always there, keeping prices up.
The US has refineries capable of producing diesel. The Europeans were getting about 1 million barrels per day from Russia (that amount sorta declined even with the shenanigans being pulled with Russian exports). Latin AMerica also doesn't have the refinery capabilities to fully supply their needs.The US upped the exports to these 2 areas because the foreigners were willing to pay a higher price, thus, the US has less supply. Therefore, our price goes up.https://www.ttnews.com/articles/us-exports-more-diesel-global-shortage-fuels-competition
Yes, diesel engines are dirty, but they're more efficient, and not any more polluting.
I am not sure if gasoline or diesel are taxed heavily in Illinois to explain the price difference.
NuttBoxer saysYes, diesel engines are dirty, but they're more efficient, and not any more polluting.My dad worked in the emissions testing part of Chrysler for a while, and told me that diesel particles are just the right size to get stuck in human alveoli at the bottom of the lungs and cause cancer. He was no environmentalist, so I'm pretty sure it's true.
It is surprising to me all the environmentalists are not discussing natural gas as fuel for cars.
EU taxes fuel (both diesel and gasoline) through the roof. However, high taxes have not stimulated any breakthrough in "green transportation". They are just driving smaller cars with smaller engines but the ICE technology is the same as everywhere else. IL will have to increase some other taxes alot after the elections. The state is almost bankrupt.It is surprising to me all the environmentalists are not discussing natural gas as fuel for cars. Natural has has burns cleaner than gasoline. It is cheaper than gasoline (does not require refineries etc). The tanks can be designed to last way more than 10y. Natural gas is used heavily in commercial fleet and in other countries. Honda sold Civics that could run on natural gas. It looked attractive to me but there is only one natural gas station nearby and it is inconvenient to operate the car in IL.
The range on NG is shit. That Civic could go something like 130 miles on one tank.
The range on NG is shit. That Civic could go something like 130 miles on one tank.I've never looked into NG. Probably not good for loads/towing. It would likely be quicker (refueling) than EV charging though. My wife are rare in that we'll drive 300-400 miles once a day twice a month or more. So EV's or NG would be a bitch either way. We need ICE. I don't see that changing anytime soon. At least the next decade. I need to tow. And 3 kids also means bigger car.